Washtenaw Community College and the Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center (MI-SBTDC) are partnering with Google to help get local businesses online.
The college is hosting a free workshop with Google experts on Sept. 19 at 9:30 a.m. The goal is to provide small businesses and nonprofits with the online tools they need to drive Michigan’s economy.
“The perception that getting online is complex, costly and time-consuming has prevented many Michigan small businesses from taking the first step,” said Scott Levitan, director of small business engagement at Google. “This program makes it fast, easy and free for businesses to get online.”
The workshop provides an introduction to Google applications such as AdWords for online advertising, Google+ for social networking, Google Analytics to help measure advertising return on investment, and Google Hangout for online, face-to-face communication. The applications are free to workshop participants.
“We are pleased to partner with our host Washtenaw Community College to enhance the regional small business community by providing access to the Google experts and tools,” said Charles Penner, MI-SBTDC Greater Washtenaw regional director.
For more information and to register visit www.misbtdc.org/training, or call 734-477-8762.